Essential Oil Qualities and Uses
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All our Caley products contain oils that nourish, penetrate and moisturize skin.Calendula and Comphrey, the two herbs that the product is named for, along with Lemon and Bergamot have been traditionally used for general healing, rheumatism, chilblains, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, enteritis, liver and stomach problems, psoriasis, anxiety, burns, wounds, bruises and as an antiseptic. Lemon and Bergamot have antifungal properties. Comphrey is also called knit-bone because of its tradition use for broken bones. It contains allentoin which stimulates cell production. In my experience, though, products that contain just allentoin are missing something found in the whole plant and it doesn't heal as well as comphrey root.
Caley Gold contains the addition of goldenseal, Myrrh and Tea Tree oils for cuts and infections or general wound healing. If the diaper rash is caused by a bacteria this is the best choice.
Caley Lip Balm is Tangerine flavored and contains essential oils especially for winter care.
Caley Rhuemacare is intended to be used for any rheumatic problems ranging from bronchitis to arthritis, for sports injuries, inflammation or pain. The base is our caley oil with benzoin, blue chamomile, eucalyptus and clary oils. The official "active" ingredient is capsicum (cayenne) oil so be careful not to rub your eyes with it on your hands.
Caley Osteocare oil contains wintergreen, peppermint, etc. It has the traditional "Bengay" type of smell without the unnecessary synthetic ingredients. This formula is good for people who are a little hot (emotions, temper etc) and could use a little cooling down.
The following material is a brief description of the traditional uses of many essential oils and my own blended formulas. While you are using any oil or blend of oils for a particular purpose you may discover benefits not usually listed with that particular oil. That's what makes AROMATHERAPY so exciting. Please share your experiences!
Individual Essential Oils
Ambrette or Abel Mosk Abelmoschus moschatus: Moderately yang. This oil is obtained from the Musk Mallow, related to hollyhock. Since the Musk deer is almost extinct from over harvesting, this is the best vegetable substitute for musk. The fragrance is sweet, deep and flowery. It is considered strengthening and erotic. It blends well with jasmine, ylang-ylang, rose, tonka, geranium, lemon, lime, sandalwood.
Attar of Rose: Rosa damascena: FCC Yin. The flower of the heart has long been a symbol for completeness. The red rose symbolizes love and desire, the white rose symbolizes purity. It balances the whole body both physically and psychologically. Rose oil comforts in times of sorrow, lightens sadness, and opens the heart. The grieving or heavy heart cannot properly balance the body's energies and makes us more vulnerable to illness. Rose oil will gently dissolve the blockage. It may take on the quality of tonic or relaxant. It cleanses the vascular, digestive, reproductive and nervous system. It is a popular oil for pregnancy and birth. It is used for menstruation, vaginitis, fever, wounds, shingles, herpes, all skin types. This is one of the most expensive oils. If you see it priced low, it is either cut or a synthetic copy.
Basil: Ocimum basilicum: FCC Moderately yang. It is an herb of Leo and the Sun, noble and kingly with a sweet, floral, spicy fragrance. Used for indigestion, vomiting, gastroenteritis, earache, colds, sinus, muscular spasm, anxiety, indecision, asthma, bronchitis, wasp stings. In cooking it is added at less than .005% or 1 drop per half-gallon of food. It stimulates menstruation so avoid during pregnancy.
Beeswax absolute or honey oil is a deep earthy, mild, warm fragrance having aphrodisiac qualities. It would also be helpful for allergies and all things bee products are used for. It calms, relaxes and balances. Good for colds & sensitive or inflamed skin. It combines well with tangerine and vanilla.
Bergamot: Citrus bergamia: Beragaptene free. Moderately yang. Warm, citrus-like. Used for sore throat, fungal infections, vaginal itching, fever, anorexia, colic, intestinal parasites, anxiety, emotional imbalance. Natural bergamot oil contains a chemical that causes photosensitivity and is used sparingly in some tanning lotions but not used properly it causes brown patches and can cause sun burn. For this reason we buy only BP free bergamot oil to protect our customers. Keep in mind all other citrus oils make you more vulnerable to sun burn if worn outside. Used at 1% or less it is helpful with skin conditions. A higher amount can have the opposite effect. FCC bergamot can be special ordered. It is the flavoring used in Earl Grey tea.
Birch, Sweet: Betula lenta: FCC; Betula is one of the two words for virgin in Hebrew and means separated (a veil). She is Virgo, the one mentioned as oppressed in Isaiah. The virgin who "shall conceive and give birth to the Messiah" is Almah and means "veiled, a maiden or unmarried girl. One might assume that the veil is the hymen. Birch works like cortisone and is used for joint or muscle pain. Used for tendonitis, rheumatism and arthritis. Nice clean smell. Interesting that Virgo's quality is cleanliness and purification. It also is a blood cleanser, and contains up to 96% methylsalicylate which gives it a wintergreen smell and is an ultraviolet absorber. Methylsalicylate by itself is toxic, lethal dose in children 10cc, adults 30 cc so use caution. It is a counterirritant and local anesthetic, disinfectant and dissolves uric acid.
Bitter Almond Prunus amygdales: FCC; Yang. The popular flavoring which, despite it's name, is warm and sweet.
Cajeput: Melaleuca minor or leucadendron: Tea Tree relative with strong antiseptic properties and high terpene content. Used for bronchial disturbances, colds, flu, throat and urinary infections, diarrhea, inflammations of the small intestines, parasites in the ascaridae and oxyruidae families. It is also used for ear and tooth aches. Caution; high doses may cause stomach irritation or vomiting.
Camphor: Cinnamomum camphora: Yin. Used as a diuretic, for constipation, depression, shock, respiratory conditions, acne, wounds, rheumatic pain.
Cedarwood, Red: Juniperis virginiana: Yang. The familiar smell of cedar closet and pencils. Used as an antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, expectorant, sedative, bug repellent, skin diseases, urinary and respiratory tract disorders and possibly even cancer.
Chamomile, German Blue: FCC Matricaria chamomilla: Yin This tiny daisy-like yellow and white flower yields a thick deep indigo blue oil. The color is caused by the high amount of azulene it contains. For this reason it is an excellent pain reliever and anti-inflammatory oil. The fragrance is slightly fruity but very deep. It is calming & used for colitis, gallbladder, colic, fever, eczema, cramps, PMS, allergies, anger, insomnia, depression, irritated skin, hair care, sunburn.
Chamomile, Roman: Anthemis nobilis: FCC Yin. Much lower in azulene content but is less expensive and a prettier smell. Same uses as above, although it may not be as effective for tough problems
Chamomile, Morrocco Ormensis multicaulis: Moderately Yang. Also called Wild chamomile but it is not a chamomile at all. My reference materials don't list therapeutic uses although one client reports help with menstrual problems. I suspect this is true since "menses" is hidden in the Latin name.
Cinnamon, Cassia Bark: Cinnamomum zeylanicum: FCC Yang. This is the type sold as ground cinnamon. Good for older people who chill easily in the winter or for emotional coldness. It stimulates breathing and the heart. It also strengthens the nervous system. Never use undiluted, it is hot like cayenne. Try making your own cinnamon toothpicks by soaking in a drop or two diluted in water, then dried. Cinnamaldehyde, obtained from Cinnamon, is commonly used in agriculture as a fungicide and insecticide, effective even on mosquito larvae. Caution: Cinnamaldehyde is commonly among the chemicals that can cause an allergic reaction. If you are among this group, avoid Cinnamon bark, leaf and Clove.
Cinnamon Leaf: FCC The leaf oil is more like cloves; hot & spicy. Never use undiluted. It burns. It is used like cinnamon bark. In a massage oils, it warms body and emotions, helps recuperation, tension, fear, creativity, nervous system, cramps, gas. It is an antiseptic and astringent.
Citronella: Cymbopogon nardus: Moderately yang. FCC Fresh citrus scent used in cosmetics and insect repellents and flavoring.
Clary Sage: Salvia sclerea: FCC Moderately yang. Relaxing, rejuvenating, balancing. It is used for cramps, digestion, bronchitis, asthma, PMS, menopause, childbirth, headache, frigidity. It is used for creative or intuitive work and can cause an overly euphoric state so use cautiously.
Clary Sage, Oregon Salvia sclerea: Same uses as above but the climate in Oregon seems to have given the oil a sweeter fragrance. Nice!
Clove bud: Eugenia caryphyllata: Yang. FCC Very spicy and irritating to the skin if not used properly. Keep away from children. Used for diarrhea, indigestion, toothache, asthma, lupus.
Clove leaf: Eugenia caryphyllata: Yang FCC. Spicy warm and sweet, a little softer that oil of the bud. Antispasmodic and antiseptic like the bud oil.
Eucalyptus: E. globulus: Moderately yang. FCC. Used for asthma, bronchitis, sinus, kidney or bladder infection, rheumatism, sore throat or muscles, fever, emotional overload, acne, dandruff. It has been used along with traditional treatment for high blood sugar. (also geranium and juniper) With Melissa it is a preferred treatment for herpes simplex. It is a cooling oil and too much in the bath might feel cold. Not only has it been shown in tests to be anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, but also proves to stimulate the immune response, while also helping to devour dead cells (phagocytic activity). This shows promise to benefit those going through tumour chemotherapy. Read article
Fennel: Foeniculum vulgare: FCC. Yin. Licorice type of fragrance. Used for whole digestive system, colic, cough, hoarseness, hiccups, PMS, irregular menses, moisturising, stress, nerves.
Frankincense, Olibanum: Boswellia sacra: Yang. As the species name, sacra, implies, frankincense is a sacred herb long used to bless and protect the temple from "evil spirits". It was one of the wise gifts to the Christ Child and I believe it resonates to the sacral chakra. Frankincense tears (dried resin) burns like incense with a spicy, woody fragrance. It is highly antiseptic and astringent making it a good facial oil. It helps to heal wounds, smooth wrinkles, reduce inflammation and soothes bronchitis and colds. This study seems to show that Frankincense has the ability to kill cancer cells while recognizing normal cells and not doing damage to them. Another study shows the same with breast cancer cells.
Garlic: Allium sativum: FCC. Antibacterial/antibiotic. Good in the garden to ward of pest and other demons and to fight bacterial diseases. Can also be used in food but very sparingly. For medicine most prefer the odorless capsules.
Geranium: Pelargonium graveolens: Yin. FCC. Rose-like fragrance. Calming, balancing, uplifting; Used for depression, tension, balancing hormones, wounds, eczema, shingles, facial neuralgia, insect repellent, inflamed or irritated skin.
Ginger: Zingiber officinale: Yang. FCC. The best nausea relief I've found, even the most severe morning sickness. If tainted food needs purged, though, ginger speeds the process, otherwise the stomach will soon settle down. It warms and stimulates the whole system, especially the digestive system. It regulates moisture and raised the body temperature.. It is used for colds, flu, headaches, muscle tension, it is antiseptic, relieves flatulence and helps with impotence.
Grapefruit: Citrus paradisi: Yang. FCC. Euphoric, fruity fragrance. Used for depression, eating disorders, liver, gallbladder, cellulite, circulation, jock-itch. As with all citrus oils, guard against sunburn.
Helichrysum or Immortelle: Helichrysum angustifolium: Yang; FCC. This everlasting flower has a warm, herbal, woody, rose-like fragrance. Immortelle has a strong psychological effect and helps people who have lost contact with the earth or are too cerebral. It helps with cold feet, literal and metaphorical, and those who received too little warmth and affection as children. It helps one to accept changes while encouraging one to look inside. It is used to increase dream activity and remembrance and may guide toward stages of awareness. It is detoxifying, blood cleansing, stimulant, antibacterial and anti viral, expectorant, pancreas stimulant. It is used for lymph drainage, for the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas both topically and orally in 1 drop doses twice daily. Also used for all types of cramps, skin allergies, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, sinus infection, as a sunscreen or after-sun lotion.
Jasmine: Jasminum grandiflorum: Yang. No synthetic will do for the real perfumer. Deep, penetrating fragrance. Used for the whole nervous system, childbirth, pain, depression, bronchial spasm, sensitive skin.
Juniper: Juniperus communis: Yin. FCC. Juniper berries are the flavoring in gin, fragrance is fruity and clean. It should not be used for acute kidney infections but is a diuretic and is used as a disinfectant during ureter and bladder infections. It stimulates and uplifts the spirits, raises energy, lowers anxiety, soothes muscles, detoxifies the blood. I use it in my Party Punch blend.
Labdanum or Rockrose: Cistus ladaniferus: Moderately yang. Fragrance is warm, deep, spicy, ambergris-like. It is soothing and effective in helping those who feel cold, empty or numb after a traumatic experience. It is used for infection, chronic skin disorders, eczema, psoriasis, cystitis, cramps, swollen lymph glands, oily skin, acne.
Lavender, French: Lavendula officinalis: Yin/Yang balanced. FCC Clean, refreshing fragrance. A balancing oil, used for depression, stress, anger, fluid retention, dandruff, hair loss, burns, wounds, insect stings, eczema, ulcers, rheumatism, herpes, infection, flu, colds, asthma, high BP. This is one oil I use neat (undiluted) for stings and bumps and bruises that happen with a house full of boys. Studies have confirmed much of the above, especially it's beneficial properties related to allergic reactions and the immune system. Read Abstract When the species name is 'officinalis', it marks it as one that used to be in the official pharmacopia.
Lavender, OregonLavendula officinalis: This oil has retained more of the sweet note of the plant, probably because Oregon doesn't have the native wild lavender found in France that gives it that camphory top note.
Lemon: Citrus limon: FCC. Moderately yang. Used for infectious diseases, colds, fever, asthma, anemia, heartburn, varicose veins, rheumatism, swelling, oily skin, freckles, dandruff. Lemon oil is used in European hospitals to disinfect. Studies show it will kill germs causing pneumonia in three to four hours and staphylococcus germs in 5 minutes. It also stimulates the mind, helping the brain to think more clearly and efficiently.
Lemongrass: Cymbopogon citratus: FCC. Yang. Strong citrus fragrance and flavor. Used in Asian cooking, stimulates digestion, kidneys, lymph drainage, soothes varicose veins, is refreshing, astringent and helps close open pores. Nice in a hair rinse. 20 drops in 3 1/2 oz. of shampoo should keep fleas off your pet since it is about 85% citral.
Marjoram, Sweet: Origanum marjorana: FCC; Yang. In the oregano genus, mint family but sweeter than oregano. It is spicy, warm, relaxing, comforting and calming. Use during anxiety, grief, sorrow, nervous tension, emotional exhaustion, insomnia. Used for migraine headaches with tense neck muscles. It calms excessive sexual drive. It stimulates menstruation so should be avoided during pregnancy.. It stimulates digestion and may help prevent flatulence and intestinal cramps. It lowers high blood pressure and stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system. It dilates blood vessels. Internal dose, 2-3 drops 3 times daily.
Melissa: M. officinalis: FCC. Yang with high yin quality. Also known as lemon balm to us gardeners. It has an intense lemon fragrance. It is used for allergies, asthma, herpes, spleen problems, circulation, heart, headache, menopause, weather sensitivity, liver problems, depression.
Mugwort: Artemisia vulgaris: Also called Armoise and Felon herb. All herbs named Artemisia are sacred to Artemis, Moon Goddess. It is an emmenogogue, diuretic, diaphoretic and nervine. It is used for colic, bronchitis, rheumatism, fever, suppressed menstruation and several other female complaints including cramps and obstruction. It is also used for kidney and bladder inflammations, gout, sciatica, water retention. Culpeper used it for counteraction of opium. The Indians used it for wounds, ulcers and poison oak reaction.
Myrrh: Commiphora species: Yang. FCC. Aromatic, deep fragrance, bitter flavor. Historical use as incense, in preserving mummies and is another gift to the Christ Child. Actually, Mary's name is really Myrrah and means bitter, the kind of bitterness that promotes change. Used for mouth problems such as pyorrhea, ulcers, bad breath, respiratory problems, infections, is anti-inflammatory although it is not very heating. It is especially helpful for yin conditions with wasting or degeneration. Caution while pregnant.
Myrtle: Myrtus communis: The fragrance is uplifting and euphoric. Myrtle is used as an expectorant, for infections, to stimulate the liver, decongest the prostate. It has hormone-like qualities and may be helpful for the thyroid, hypothyroid, ovaries. Also helpful with anger, respiratory tract, diarrhea, dysentery, hemorrhoids, immune system, skin conditions, smokers cough, sinus, ureter, fear, meditation.
Neroli or Orange blossom: Citrus aurantium: FCC. Yang. One ton of blossoms are needed to produce a quart of oil. The fragrance is sweet and exotic. Psychologically calming strengthening, antidepressant, stabilizing. Used for cramps, flatulence, heart, headaches, PMS, sensitive, inflamed or aging skin, broken veins. It is antiseptic and deodorizing.
Nutmeg: Myristica fragrans: Yang. FCC. Common kitchen spice and in men’s toiletries. It is an antiseptic, anti parasitic, reduces pain, analgesic, improves circulation, promotes menstruation. Stimulates energy, immune system, joints, appetite, digestion of starchy and fatty foods. Useful with gallstones, adrenal glands, bacterial infections, frigidity, gout, nausea, neuralgia. Do not use if epileptic.
Orange: Citrus sinensis: Yin Sweet, warm, sensuous, radiant. Used for digestion, gallbladder blockage, heart muscle spasm or irregularity, bladder and kidney disorders, fever gingivitis, sadness, anxiety, nervousness, self-consciousness.
Oregano: Thymus capitatus: FCC. Yang. Spicy, herbal fragrance. Used for infections, viruses, appetite stimulant, hiccups, phlegm, coughs, bronchitis, cellulite, eczema, bacterial pneumonia.
Oregano, Wild Origanum vulgare: Similar to above but milder. Oregano species have shown antimicrobial and even anticancer activity. Read article here and also Abstract, Oregano kills cancer cells
Patchouli: Pogostemon cablin: FCC. Yang. Woodsy, earthy, smoky fragrance. Used for viral infections, wounds, yeast infections, moth repellent, aphrodisiac. Not too many people like the fragrance by itself but it makes a good base note in a blend as it grounds and binds the other oils together, giving it an earthy longer lasting quality. One customer reports it helps her with ADHD, as does caffine. She said they both mellow her out and help her to focus. This is an example of an opposite reaction. While a person with normal brain patterns would be stimulated and have scattered thought patterns with these substances, a person with ADD or ADHD will have the opposite response. The oil is chemically similar to marijuana, so much so that it can confuse dogs used by the police in drug searches.
Pennyroyal: Mentha pulegium: Long used as a bug repellant and to induce early abortion or bring on delayed menses and expel afterbirth. Fragrance is minty. As a tea it promotes digestion, elimination and clears phlegm.
Peppermint: Mentha piperita: FCC. Yang. One of the strongest of the mints. Used as a flavoring as .1% in candy or .01% in beverages. I make a minted lemonade with 1 drop in 1-2 gallons. It is used to help digestion, colds, headache, muscle aches, diarrhea, fever, fainting, halitosis, influenza, migraine, nausea, ringworm, scabies, etc.
Peru Balsam FCC: Myroxylon pereira: Yang. Antibiotic, antifungal. Tall tree in the Leguminosae tribe grown from Venezuela to Peru. It is also a valuable mohoganylike wood. This one is reported to be a sensitizer for those allergic to natural things so use caution if you fall in that group. I use in in my Patchouli Gold blend.
Pine, Ocean: Pinus palstris: Yang. A protective oil that is an antiseptic and expectorant, cleansing, strengthening, regenerating. Used for bronchitis, emphysema, whooping cough, the respiratory system, pain, gout, neuralgia. Be sure to dilute well as too much may stress or irritate the kidneys.
Pine, Scotch: Pinus sylvestris: Yang. Clean, fresh fragrance. Hippocrates wrote of its benefits to the respiratory system. It acts like hormones, helps with diabetes, is like cortisone, a sexual stimulant, used for infections, fungi, and may raise blood pressure.
Rosemary: Rosmarinus officinalis: FCC. Yang. Strong, camphor-like woody fragrance. Used as an antiseptic, and to treat asthma, colds, rheumatism, sore muscles, poor memory, oily skin, hair loss. Caution: High doses can cause epileptic seizures, spasms and nausea.
Rosewood: Aniba rosaedora: (bois de rose) Moderately yin. Sweet, floral, woodsy, nutmeg-like fragrance. Used for dry skin, the autonomic nervous system, nervousness.
Sage: Salvia officinalis: Yang. FCC. Popular sausage herb helping to protect from tainted meat and long used to chase away demons of all sorts. Its name is derived from the Latin word for salvation. It supports metabolism, homorne balance and the pelvic area, helps with infections, nervous system, digestion, arthritis, bacteria.
Sandalwood: Santalum album: Yang. Deep, spicy, woodsy fragrance: Moves in slow rhythmatic waves so isn't the best for naturally slow people, they would benefit from a faster oil. In the orient, sandalwood is assigned to the rood-chakra, seat of the fertility organs and sexuality, and to the highest chakra, the seat of wisdom and insight. It is considered the fragrance of the "subtle body", the center of the highest enlightenment. It is said to awaken the power of kundalini (life force) and connect that energy with the Higher Self; to achieve union of the body's delicate energy centers. Used for cystitis, ureter disorders, prostatitis, gonorrhea, bronchitis, sinusitis, calming, balancing, anxiety, isolation, insonmia, impotence, aggression, dry, inflamed or itching skin.
Spearmint: Mentha spicata: Moderately yang. Grown on an Organic farm in Oregon (along with my peppermint and the Oregon Lavender and Clary) As a flavoring about 10 drops are used in 1 lb. of candy. Used like peppermint but is milder and safer for children. Used in the same ways as peppermint.
St. John’s Wort: Hypericum perforatum: Named after John the Baptist because it bloomed on his birthday, June 24, and bleed red oil from leaf glands on the day in August he was said to have been beheaded. Early Christians used the plant to ward off the devil. It is excellent for all types of sores, wounds, burns, boils and nerve pain.
Tangerine: Citrus reticulata: FCC. Moderately yin. A favorite of children, pregnant women and the young at heart. It cheers, inspires and strengthens. Use during pregnancy, PMS, stomach, liver and gallbladder problems. Nice flavoring.
Tea Tree: Melaleuca alternifolia: FCC. Yang. Strong, spicy, fresh fragrance. It has strong anti-viral and antibacterial properties. A study in 1962 of 130 women with trichomoniasis (vaginal infection) showed all 130 women recovered from the infection using this oil. It is also used for cold sores but I have seen faster results with our Caley Cream. Use for any respiratory conditions.
Thyme, Red: Thymus vulgaris: FCC. Yang. Hot herbal fragrance. It has strong antibacterial and anti-viral properties. It has been shown to kill staph even when diluted 1000 times. It supports formation of white blood cells, acts as an antiseptic and antispasmodic, stimulates menstruation. It is an anti-asthmatic, bronchodilator, antitussive, antispasmodic, antibacterial, and antifungal and also is showing potential with its immunomodulating and anticancer properties. Read article
Caution: Never use this essential oil undiluted. Avoid or use caution if you have epilepsy, hyperthyroidism, high blood pressure or are pregnant.
Tuberose absolute: Polianthes tuberosa: Yin. Exotic, sensual, euphoric, flowery. Very expensive because only about 33 lbs of the oil is produced each year in the world. It is well worth the expense and a single drop goes a long way. The plant can be grown if the tender bulb is protected in the winter. It is one of the oils in my Aphrodite blend. The oil of tuberose help to protect your boundaries and energy when you must focus on another's needs or are in close contact with another person.
Vanilla extract: V. planifolia: FCC 10 fold: Moderately yin. Used in cooking at 5-10 drops to replace 1 tsp. extract. Calms, relaxes, mixes well with citrus and rose. People with chocolate cravings may be satisfied by inhaling vanilla oil.
Vetiver: Vetivera zizanoides: or Chrysopogon zizanioides: Intense yin with yang rising: Heavy, earthy, woodsy, improving with age. A good fixing agent in blends and it is found in probably 90% of western perfumes, especially those created for men. Only use in minute amounts since it smells like creasote. This amazing grass sends it's roots downward into the earth, up to 4 meters, over 4 yards as quickly as the first season. That's deeper than many trees and for that reason, it is great for erosion control. It is also used to break up compacted or hardpan soil. It is grounding, regenerating, strengthening, aphrodisiac, antiseptic. Used for stress, anorexia, postpartum depression, aging, tired skin. While it can help one keep their feet on the ground, I suspect it can also help where one is too rigid and fixed, breaking through barriers. This is a grass-root oil, that is, the oil is obtained from the root of the Vetiver grass.
Wintergreen: Gaultheria procumbens: FCC. Yin. Use as a flavoring or for sore muscles and to clear sinuses. Very strong, keep all essential oils out of children's reach, but especially wintergreen, clove, cinnamon and thyme.
Wormwood: Artemisia absinthium: FCC: Yang. Anthelmintic, antiseptic, diaphoretic, tonic. It is an intensely bitter herb used to expel worms for jaundice, indigestion, diarrhea, weak digestion, boils, rheumatism, swelling. It has a positive effect on the liver, gallbladder, stomach, intestines, uterus and joints.
Ylang Ylang 1st: Cananga oderata: Yin. The flower of flowers. Sweet, flowery fragrance. Used for high BP, tachycardia, PMS, fear, rage, self confidence, frigidity, nervous depression, oily or aging skin, inner coldness, nervous headaches, moisturizing, antiseptic.
Ylang Ylang 3rd, BourbonCananga oderata: Yin. This is the most common form found in stores and shops. Less expensive than the 1st distillation but still very nice.
Cayenne oleoresinCapsicum: 250K cayenne pepper oil. Yang. Very hot, Use with extreme caution. It gives the heat to my Rhuemacare oil.
It cleanses and nourishes if applied within.
As you can see each essential oils has many used, sometimes identical to another. Often the best way to decide between choices is to listen to you nose. With a little skill in the art of blending harmoniously you can obtain a synergistic effect. That is: 1+1 does NOT =2; it equals the total qualities of each of possibly hundreds of chemical constituents that make up each of the oils involved plus hundreds more possibilities because of the new chemical compounds that are formed when two oils are combined; which leads us to SYNERGY…
CAUTION: Oils belonging to the citrus family, like Lemon, cause photosensitivity, which means you can burn more quickly when in the sun if it is applied to the skin. Bergamot is also in this catagory if not BF free. Ours is. If you have allergies be aware of your sensitivities. It is rare to have reactions to natural essential oils but it is possible, especially if alergic to any plants. Ifpregnant consult you health care professional before any treatments and use at 1/2 strength. A few authors suggest pregnant women avoid some oils such as peppermint. I personally consumed quite a bit for heartburn during my pregnancies but I will share the cautions I have read. Pennyroyal should be avoided during pregnancy as it is an abortificant. Listen to your body. It is not recommended to ever use essential oils neat (undilluted) on infants and children. The only one I ever used in that manner is a drop or two of Lavender oil applied to avoid or minimize bruising after a bump or fall.Back to Top Home Page
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The following formulas are available as a massage oil, or pure undiluted essential oils.
Ace of Spades contains lemon and other oils that help with mental clarity and centering. It should be useful during study, testing or work. I used it on my son with a sore throat and fever. It kept his fever down to 101* so we could avoid Tylenol and the sore throat went away in a day. I've notice if I put it on my throat at the first sign that a sore throat is beginning, it usually fades before developing into a full blown infection. Myrrh oil or Swedish Bitters are both helpful as a gargle for a serious sore throat.
Alpha Care baby oil contains chamomile, sweet fennel and lavender which have traditionally been used for colic, cradle cap and sensitive skin. It is in the newborn set or sold separately.
Anti-Candida is a blend of anti-fungal oils to treat yeast or other fungal conditions. Customers have reported success with athlete's foot. I often don't have opportunity to personally test my formulas but had two opportunities with this one. First I found out cutting someone's hair, especially if you're clumsy and cut yourself like I did, is an invitation to the candida parasite. Also, using that person's nail clippers is another invitation. Diabetics will especially find this blend helpful since sugar and yeast are best buddies. Venus, (ie. sugar, sweetness and love) likes to be shared so if you hoard her, those little yeast beasts are sure to come and try to control the population. A tampon saturated with the massage oil is useful for vaginal yeast. Apply the pure essential oil to clippers or scissors.
It is believed that although men don't always show the symptoms, they are the carriers and yeast is definitely passed from person to person so it is wise to have your partner treat himself also. A few drops added to bath water or used as a rinse should do the trick.
Aphrodite is a sensual blend named after the Love Goddess. I thought about naming it Esther which is the Biblical, Hebrew equivalent, but decided on Aphrodite. It contains several oils considered to be aphrodisiac and are used to balance the reproductive system and libido. It is a little more expensive because of the ingredients, such as Jasmine and Tuberose, but well worth it. Men and women alike will find this blend inviting. A beautiful aid for Tantra and Kama Sutra.
Autumn Spiceis a more masculine fragrance combining citrus, Sandalwood and spices.
Baby is a mild blend of Roman Chamomile and Oregon Lavender. It is soothing and good for baby's sensitive skin.
CelluFight contains oils to combat cellulite. Briskly massage into troubled areas or use as a bath. Better yet combine both treatments.
Elation (mildly yang) is suggested for depression, anxiety and tension. It contains Sandalwood, Clary and Lavender. It is intended to balance, uplift and stimulate, yet calm and bring harmony.
Equinox is a blend of nine oils including Roman Chamomile, Melissa, Neroli, and Rose. It should have a balancing, exotic but refreshing effect. It is a good room freshener. Use to celebrate and honor balance and equality.
Eust (yin) contains Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Lemon and Bergamot. "Eu" as a prefix means good or well. It will have similar effects as the Sinus formula but will be more refreshing because of the citrus oils.
Eye of Ra is a recent addition I developed for a stye Michael developed on the underside of his lower eye lid. I applied the massage oil in a circle around his eye, bringing it down the bridge of his nose also. It assisted in draining it but I had to continue applying for a while after it appeared to be gone, much like doing antibiotics, it needs the full course. It contains chamomile, tea tree, lemongrass, cypress etc.
Femunique (Mildly yang) was developed for the ways women are unique, especially menopause. It is meant to balance and guide us through the cycles of life, allowing us to become "Wise Women" as God intends us to be. It contains clary, vetiver and jasmine, etc. This formula should not be used internally since jasmine is an absolute.
Frog Prince is a wart removing blend. I developed it when one of my sons suddenly had a wart growing out of his chin. I don't know if it will work on every conceivable type of wart because there is more than one microorganism that can be the cause. It must be applied several times a day until a couple of days beyond it seeming to be gone. Otherwise the root won't be touched and it will quickly grow back. The only size I have in our shop is the .12 oz. vial because it has a stem on the stopper that is ideal for application to just where you need it. If you have need for a larger size, inquire.
Glandular is a blend of oils for any of the glands (pancreas, thyroid etc.) I haven't had enough circulation of this oil yet to get feedback. My hope is that it could reduce the need for medication so be aware of the need to work with you physician whenever using complimentary treatments so you can adjust as necessary.
High Priestess holds a special place in my heart. It brought me through a tough year. It contains 11 oils including, among others, Orange as one of the top notes, Rose as one of the heart notes, and Rosewood and Jasmine as 2 of the base notes. It is my (Tau) signature fragrance and after a year I was ready to share it among my other products. I use it as my personal perfume, but massage therapists are using it for clients who are anxious or need centering and grounding.
Immunity is intended to boost and stimulate the immune system. It has oils that are anti-bacterial, fungal and viral. It contains Patchouli to stimulate the appetite the way Marijuana does. I am told it works but don't worry if you are overweight. It won't encourage unhealthy or unnatural eating habits. It is a good oil to diffuse in the home or office during cold and flue season or whenever you fear the great plague. We put a drop on our throat or chest when visiting the doctor's office or other space where the threat is high.
Inner Peace (Yang) contains Ylang Ylang, Patchouli and other oils. You may find it helps with depression or hypertension. I sense it has an electrical effect helping to purify the chakra system, improving the flow of energy.
Lavender Lace(Yin) is intended purely for pleasure, mine! I find it relaxing and use it as a perfume. It contains Geranium, Ylang Ylang and Lavender. Of course, it will have the same qualities for use with any problems, as each of the consituents do. That's the magic of Aromatherapy.
Lymph, Daily is a blend of Juniper, and other oils to assist in lymph drainage along with gentle massage done in the correct manner. I put this together with a mastectomy patient in mind.I have used it when lymph nodes are swollen to encourage drainage. Be sure to educate yourself on the correct way to massage.
Lymph, Weeklyis a blend of Helichrysum or Immortelle, Rockrose, etc. It is stronger than the above and intended to be used weekly, preferably with someone skilled in energy movement.
Mamma (yin) is intended for use during pregnancy and childbirth. It can also be helpful when discontinuing breastfeeding. It contains Clary, Vetiver, Jasmine and Lavender. These herbs are traditionally used for stretch marks, loose skin, balancing hormones and as a uterine tonic. If massaged into the perineum during pregnancy it may help it to stretch enough during the birth to eliminate the need for stitches. Not for internal use, since there are a couple of absolutes, rather than distilled oils in it.
Michael is a very sensual blend of oils used as aphrodisiacs. It is named after my favorite archangle. Michael means "Who is like God?" Perfect for turning what might have been only a physical union into a spiritual union, don't you think? Michael is the archangle of the Sun so it may help you shine like a star.
Mobility (yang) contains juniper, capsican, lavender, thyme and clary. It is intended to stimulate and regenerate nerves. It should also be useful for stiffness and soreness.
Narnia (yin) is intended for children young and old. It contains vanilla, melissa and tangerine. It would work well as a room freshener also.
New Moon is a blend of oils for Menorrhagia. Notice the word Hag hidden there. Hecate the dark moon goddess was called the hag. It wasn't always considered a bad word. Menorrhagia is any abnormal bleeding or clotting. Always have a check up if this occurs in case there is a real problem. I put this together when I was spotting between cycles. I massaged it on my abdomen during one cycle and the problem was gone.
Patchouli Gold (yang) has 7 other oils added to Patchouli to soften the affect while still keeping its masculine quality. It contains Bergamot, Jasmine, Cinnamon, Peru Balsam, among others. The last two ingredients are common sensitizers for those who tend to have allergic reactions, so if you are among that group, use caution.
PMS (yang) contains Clary, Ylang Ylang, Fennel and Chamomile. Use for cramps, hormone imbalance, depression, irregular menses, etc.
Rose Garden (yin) is for Rose lovers. It contains attar of Rose, Geranium, and other flowers. It is balancing, sensual and uplifting.
Sinus contains Eucalyptus, Lemon and Camphor. It is intended to clear the mucus membrane, cool a fever, inhibit germs, and may even loosen stiff muscles or help with arthritis. Sniff for 3 to 5 minutes and sinus headache goes away. One customer reported she snorted it undilluted and got great results. I wouldn't recommend that though, because those tissues are quite sensitive.
Sterling Rose (yang) was intended purely for pleasure but a customer reports it was very helpful for her bad knees used in the bath. It contains Geranium, Patchouli and Bergamot.
Stretchease is a blend, when used as a massage oil, that should minimize stretch marks. Use it on a daily basis during pregnancy.
TLC (yang) contains Tea tree, Lemon and Camphor to give tender loving care while fighting colds and flu. It has similar qualities to the Sinus formula but is a little more pleasant to the nose.
Tuscany is another more masculine blend containing Clary, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Benzoin, Lemongrass, Tangerine.
Vericlose Vein is gently massaged in an upward motion over varicose veins or spider veins. Don’t be too vigorous or aggressive. The fragrance is pleasant and cleansing.
Winter Solstice contains Cinnamon, Frankensence, Myrrh (the gifts to the Christ Child), and others. Originally I named it Noel for the holiday season but felt this title was more appropriate. Use caution if you react to Cinnamon.
CAUTION: As when using single essential oils, be aware that blends with plant oils belonging to the citrus family, like Lemon, cause photosensitivity, which means you can burn more quickly when in the sun if it is applied to the skin. Bergamot is also in this catagory if not BF free. Ours is BF free. If you have allergies be aware of your sensitivities. It is rare to have reactions to natural essential oils but it is possible, especially if alergic to any plants. If pregnant consult you health care professional before any treatments and use at 1/2 strength. A few authors suggest pregnant women avoid some oils such as peppermint. I personally consumed quite a bit for heartburn during my pregnancies but I will share the cautions I have read. Pennyroyal should be avoided during pregnancy as it is an abortificant. Listen to your body and use wisdom. It is not recommended to ever apply undiluted essential oils to infants and young children. Dillute with a carrier oil, no more than 1-3% even with the milder oils.Back To Top
Alpha Care Herbal Extract contains the wonderful "Swedish Bitters" and witch hazel in an alcohol base. I used it on my last baby's umbilical stump and it dropped in half the time. I also believe it helped with the usual newborn jaundice since he was the only one out of sixth that showed no sign of it. The herbs in it are recommended for liver ailments so I'm not surprised. It would also be soothing and astringent to hemorrhoids. It is in the newborn gift set.
AlphaCare Oil contains oils good for cradle cap on the head or colic if massaged onto the tummy. It is part of the Newborn Set.
AlphaCare Ear Oil also contains Swedish Bitters blended with Sweet oil traditionally used for ear infections. My 1st few sons all made the routine trips to the doctor during their infant and toddler years due to the common ear infection, but my last sons have never needed the doctor, thanks to only one or two applications of my amazing ear oil. Alcohol (the medium I use to extract the swedish bitters herbs) and oil separates so it has to be shaken each use.
Swedish Bitters herbal extract, used in my ear oil, is the well known herbal remedy named by the well-known 18th century Swedish Physician, Dr. Claus Samst. It originated with Dr. Phillipus Paracelsus, a Swiss Physician who lived around 1541. It was redescovered by the well know Austrian herbalist, Maria Treben. The herbs are extracted through vodka making it safe for external or internal use. It is my favorite antiseptic and I often use it before Caley Cream to disinfect and heal. The extract has been used historically for many things, including digestive disorders and cancer. For a full list, see Maria Treben's books
MYRRH - One of the gifts to the Christ child. Stimulates the production of white blood corpuscles and has a direct anti-microbial effect therefore helping the natural process of defense. Used for mouth infections e.g. ulcers and gingivitis. Also for boils and wounds. Problems of the sinus, pharynx, larynx and respiratory system. Used in treatment of glandular fever and the common cold. Helps support the digestive system especially with flatulence.
SAFFRON - Sedative. Relieves flatulence and stimulates the appetite, regulates menstrual flow and uterine hemorrhaging.
SENNA LEAF - Mainly used in the treatment of constipation.
CAMPHOR - Respiratory stimulant and cardiac tonic. Calms the nerves and is used to counter rheumatism.
RHUBARB ROOT - Used to treat constipation. Its astringent effect cleanses the digestive tract, removing debris. Antiseptic. One of the ingredients found in the essiac formula used in cancer treatnment.
ZEDOARY- Used for flatulence, colic and debility of the digestive organs.
MANNA - Gentle laxative and tonic.
THERIAC VENEZIAN- Used as an antidote for venomous bites.
CARLINE THISTLE ROOT - Used to treat bronchitis, prostate problems and rheumatism. Is a diuretic, tonic, stomachic and antibiotic.
ANGELICA ROOT - Used for coughs and colds, pleurisy and bronchitis, influenza and fevers. Eases intestinal colic and flatulence. Has been used in anorexia nervosa. Helps ease rheumatic inflammations as well as cystitis. Helps the skin eliminate toxins.
Alpha Care Castle Soap is a gentle natural liquid castile soap with Lavender oil. All of the Alpha Care products are in the newborn set along with a jar of caley cream.
Isis Burn Spray contains aloe, which is known to heal burns but Isis is superior in reliving the pain because of lavender and other ingredients. Stored in the fridge, it feels even better. It also gives temporary relief from some conditions that cause itching.
Jewel Lotion for poison ivy and other irritations like nettle rash contains an alcohol extract of Jewel Weed, usually found growing near poison ivy, along with lavender to sooth.Jewel Weed is also called Touch Me Not. It is a relative of the common garden variety of Impatiens. When you touch the ripe seed capsule, it pops and thrusts the seeds out in a spiral.
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